Mueller report summary; holding gun makers accountable
We discuss Attorney General William Barr's summary letter of Special Counsel Mueller's report. Then, a recent decision opening gun manufacturers to liable.Listen 49:46
Guests: Josh Gerstein, John Culhane
On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released a four-page summary of the Special Counsel’s report investigating Russian collusion in the 2016 election. The letter said that Mueller’s investigation could not establish that the Trump campaign coordinated or conspired with the Russian government. However, on the question of the President’s obstruction of justice investigation, the report was agnostic, stating that, “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” We start this hour talking about Barr’s letter, what it tells us about the larger report, and what legal questions remain with Politico’s senior legal correspondent JOSH GERSTEIN. Then, we turn to another legal decision and look at the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling to allow Sandy Hook massacre victims’ families to sue gun manufactures. We talk with Widener University Delaware Law School professor JOHN CULHANE about the case, what it could mean for gun violence victims, the firearms industry, and the battle over gun control.
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